SOLUTIONS: June 2021

From The Executive Director

On The Calendar

Spiritual Wellness for First Responders Webinar
June 30, 2021 | 1:00PM-2:00PM EST
Presenter: Bobby Kipper
Hosted by 100 Club of Arizona

2nd Annual First Responders Wellness and Safety Conference 2021

September 28-29, 2021 | 8:00AM-4:00PM
Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC)
11550 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ 85307
Fee: FREE, but pre-registration is required.
For more info or to register:

National First Responders Day – October 28
Details to be announced.

Team Member In The Spotlight

This month’s team member in the spotlight is Patricia McKenzie, a member our  Executive Board.

Patricia Mckenzie is an award-winning actress, best known for The Lion King, The Phantom, and Gangland Undercover. She is also an accomplished producer of films that bring awareness for social issues and create conversation such as “Bully Fighters,” which covers social justice and teen bullying inspired by true events, and “Anathema,” a film set during the Defense of Marriage Act. Patricia is a proud board member of the National Center for the Prevention of Community Violence, as well as on the board of the Diversity Committee at ACTRA.

Program Focus: National Children's Gun Safety Program™

Our National Children’s Gun Safety Program™ featuring Ollie the Owl provides background information on gun safety and consequences from the misuse of guns in our country.

The program is intended to enhance children’s understanding of their actions when in the presence of firearms and those who possess them.

 It provides a friendly narrator, Ollie the Owl, and each lesson is complete with action steps to be taken by children in an effort to keep them safe from harm.

Support Our Mission

At NCPCV, we always have a number of programs, projects, and initiatives underway, impacting a wide variety of constituencies. Understandably, these efforts have costs associated with them.

These activities, as well as our day-to-day operations, also require “people power” to make them a reality. As with most non-profit organizations, we rely on the time and talents of volunteers to accomplish our goals.

Although NCPCV is a recognized leader in the field of violence prevention, there are many people, organizations, and entities that we have not yet reached. While we maintain a robust marketing effort, we also depend on our supporters to help “spread the word” to make various agencies, organizations, and corporations aware of the value that we can bring to them and the communities in which they are located.

This is where you come in. The following are just some of the ways that you, your family members, friends, and colleagues can support us in our mission:

  1. DONATE. Whether it’s a recurring donation or a one-time gift, every dollar is appreciated and will be put to good use. For personal contributions, please click here. For corporate contributions, please email us at [email protected]. And please remember that, since we are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  2. VOLUNTEER. We have a core group of dedicated volunteers that work tirelessly on behalf of our organization. Just think, however, how many more people we can impact if we had just a few hours per month from talented, compassionate people like yourself. To learn how you can help us make a difference in the community, please email to [email protected] and a member of our staff will contact you to discuss which of our programs will be the best match with your interests and skills.
  3. PROMOTE. We’re active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Please click the buttons at the end of this article to follow, connect, and subscribe to us on these various social media platforms. Once you have connected with us on these networks, we ask that you like/react to and share our posts, and also invite your friends/followers to connect with us as well. The more people we can reach with our message, the more people we can help.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read about how you can have an impact. Now, we hope that you will be moved to act!